HZS Training - Collective

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Our Collective Level courses can be focused on specific/tailored to role requirements up to and including work with live chemical agents, biological and radioactive materials.

Collective – Response Team Member Level

Description: This course is to provide response team members with advanced skills to analyse, plan and implement a response to a possible criminal or terrorist activity involving CBRN materials. This course meets the requirements for the intervention personnel to work in a team to survey or mitigate any CBRN incident.
Participants train in safe working procedures under incident conditions, including advanced training on communication, decontamination, calculations, measurements, cartography, searching for CBRN materials in the field, basic sampling and other relevant tasks.

Duration: 40 hours each (C/B/R)

Content:

  • The properties and effects of CBRN agents
  • Methods of dissemination of CBRN materials
  • Toxicology and first effects of CBRN materials
  • Terrorist action using CBRN materials
  • Team protection procedures (personal protective equipment, donning/doffing, avoidance of contamination)
  • Theory of decontamination and application of selected decontamination procedures and the setup of an Emergency Personal Decontamination Station (EPDS)
  • Management of contaminated personnel (casualties and responders)
  • Definition and marking of an initial hazardous CBRN area
  • CBRN hazard assessment techniques, pre and post blast, including X-ray
  • CBRN detection using available equipment an operator, pre and post blast
  • Potential outcomes of a CBRN incident

Prerequisites: C/B/R Live Agent Training Individual Level; medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment and a registered radiation worker

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: Specialised live agent facilities

Instructors: 2-4

Participants: 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: This course provides participants with an awareness of emergency measures after a nuclear accident.
Targeted towards: first responders, military personnel, scientists, nuclear industry, international organisations, NGO’s, and governmental organisations.

Duration: 40 hours

Content:

  • Radiation safety
  • Consequences of a nuclear accident
  • Consequence management after a nuclear accident
  • Chernobyl 1986: causes and effects
  • Comparison of the Chernobyl/Fukushima incidents
  • Working in a radiologically contaminated area
  • Protection against open radioactive sources
  • Detection of radioactive sources in a contaminated environment
  • Sampling procedures
  • Decontamination procedures

Prerequisites: Radiation Safety Awareness (30 hours)

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Slavutych, Ukraine

Instructors: 4

Participants: Maximum 12 (Minimum 6)

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance and NET Medallion

Description: The scope of this course is to provide EOD/IED personnel with the required competencies to carry out CW munitions leak, seal, pack procedures.

Duration: Minimum 40 hours

Content:

  • Risk assessment
  • Knowledge on sealants to be used
  • Equipment needs
  • Simulant-based leak, seal, pack exercises
  • Live agent leak seal pack exercises

Prerequisites: Awareness of EOD/IED, Chemical Safety Awareness; medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: VVU Vyškov Field Live Chemical Agent Training Facility, CZ

Instructors: Up to 4

Participants: Max 12

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: The scope of this course is to provide first responders with the required competencies to investigate and collect samples of possible CBRN contamination in order to allow laboratories to conduct highly reliable scientific analysis of samples. This course is run in-line with the NATO SIBCRA standards. This course can be split into individual modules

Duration: 6 weeks

Content:

Theory SIBCA (Sampling and Identification of Biological and Chemical Agents)

  • Properties of biological and chemical agents
  • Signs and symptoms of exposure to biological and chemical agents
  • Principles of respiratory protection against biological and chemical agents
  • Principles of reconnaissance, detection and decontamination
  • Decision processes for the team leader and the roles within the team
  • The SIBCA sampling kit
  • Sampling techniques and cross-contamination
  • Limitations of personnel working in personal protective equipment (heat and cold stress)
  • Packaging techniques/transport of samples/chain of custody
  • Methods of analysis and interpretation of results
  • Practical scenario based exercises Theory SIRA (Sampling and Identification of Radiological Agents)
  • Properties of radiological agents and protection against their effects
  • Signs and symptoms of exposure to radiological agents
  • Principles of detection and decontamination
  • Principles of respiratory protection against radiological agent
  • Decision processes for the team leader and the roles within the team
  • The SIRA sampling kit
  • Search of radioactive sources, determining, and fencing off a contaminated area
  • Sampling techniques to avoid cross-contamination
  • Packaging techniques/transport of samples/chain of custody
  • Methods of analysis and interpretatio

Prerequisites: First responders (including military personnel) at CBRN General Awareness/Operational Level); private sector specialist employees or equivalent, basic knowledge on CBRN matters (threat, risk assessment and crisis management allowing to integrate information to recommend courses of action for the commander); medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: HZSTC, or as agreed with customer

Instructors: 4

Participants: Maximum 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: To enable the operator to safely collect samples under hazardous conditions, including the ability to identify and accurately record the collection of samples and maintain chain of custody.

Duration: Minimum 40 hours

Content:

  • Analyse observations and records of the reconnaissance team, photographs, witness statements and video recordings, etc. to identify the evidence available and the types of samples to be collected
  • Develop a plan for the collection of samples
  • Prepare and organise equipment for the collection samples
  • Conduct a sampling operation to safely collect a CBR sample
  • Select personal protective equipment for use in a hot zone
  • Decontaminate and seal a sample for transportation
  • Plan how to maintain the chain of custody

Prerequisites: Live Agent Training CWA Individual Level, SIBCRA trained at the Response Team Member Level, medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: VVU Vyškov Field Live Chemical Agent Training Facility, CZ

Instructors: 4

Participants: Maximum 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Description: The scope of this course is to provide EOD/IED qualified first responders who may be involved in a response to a possible criminal or terrorist activity involving CBRN devices with the skills to analyse, plan and implement an investigation of those IEDs in a potential hot zone.

Duration: Minimum 40 hours

Content:

  • Analyse a CBR IED incident to determine the magnitude of the problem in terms of outcomes
  • Properties of chemical agents • Identification of the signs and symptoms of exposure to chemical agent
  • Prediction models and methods for determining the dispersion of CBR Agents
  • Plan a response by the identification and preparation of the relevant equipment for use within the hot zone
  • Implement a planned response by using the relevant equipment to perform an investigation using pulsed X-rays inside the hot zone

Prerequisites: Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques or equivalent, Live Agent Training CWA Individual Level, radiation worker (optional) and medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: VVU/CZ Vyškov Field Live Chemical Agent Training Facility/CZ or at other specialised facilities

Instructors: 4

Participants: Maximum 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Collective – Response Team Leader Level

Description: This course is to provide Response Team Leaders with advanced skills to analyse, plan and implement a response to a possible criminal or terrorist activity involving CBR materials.

Duration: Minimum 40 hours each (C/B/R)

Content:

  • The properties and effects of CWA, Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs), biological and radiological agents
  • Methods of dissemination of CBR materials
  • Toxicology and first effects of CBR materials
  • Terrorist actions using CBR materials
  • Team protection procedures (personal protective equipment, donning/doffing, avoidance of contamination)
  • Theory of decontamination and application of selected decontamination procedures and the setup of an Emergency Personal Decontamination Station (EPDS)
  • Management of contaminated personnel (casualties and responders)
  • Definition and marking of an initial hazardous CBR area
  • CBR hazard assessment techniques, pre and post blast, including X-rays
  • CBR detection employing available equipment as user, pre and post blast
  • Potential outcomes of a CBRN incident

Prerequisites: CBRN trained, Live Agent Training CWA Individual Level; medical clearance from employer to work in personal protective equipment and a registered radiation worker

Delivery: Classroom and practical training

Course Location: VVU/CZ Vyškov Field Live Chemical Agent Training Facility/ CZ or at other specialised facilities

Instructors: 4

Participants: 20

Awards/Certification: Certificate of Attendance

Scenario Training

Collective level scenario training for response team leaders is focused principally towards group based leadership whereby advanced training scenarios are developed specifically with the clients’ needs in mind. It is also expected for scenario work that the participants have sufficient experience and training to be able to safely operate within a CBRN live environment (if applicable) and that the structure of the scenario is focused toward the team leader. This training can also be combined with team member scenario training where the team leader runs his or her team through the scenario.

Training can be conducted with chemical agents (live or simulants), radiation sources, biological simulants/agents or combinations of all three.

Such training can include, but is not limited to:

  • Reconnaissance tasks

  • Search, identification and sampling tasks

  • Operational sampling

  • EOD/IED incident response and counter-measures

  • Decontamination tasking

  • Border control or crossing tasks

  • Medical and evacuation scenarios

  • Non-destructive testing/evaluation operations

  • Testing/confirming your procedures

There is a large variety of options which can be used in scenario training, so please contact us with your requirements as long as it fits within our safety criteria, we will endeavour to make it possible.

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